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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
to be scrutinized further. were they? >> tuesday shaping up to be a very big day in parliament. in the morning we are expecting a senior policeman, including the one that put it last night, to appear before the committee. they will be questioned and questioned again about this cozy relationship. also, of course, at the handling of the original investigations into phone hacking. the biggest set piece will be in the afternoon, when they will hear from rupert and james murdock, separately from rebecca brooks, who resigned from her post at news international on friday. >> plenty going on. i know it will keep you busy. >> other stories making headlines around the world today, let's check with thailand and cambodia, ordered to withdraw their troops. the united nations highest court ordered troops to leave the land. a number of people were killed, thousands fled their homes. the postal service website has been hacked into by a group calling itself the union of free syrian hackers. they ended a message with the slogan -- the people want to finance the egyptian revolution. three people have
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Jul 7, 2011 4:00pm PDT
the time the hacking happened. it is a big acts, but i do not think it solves the real issue and news international. >> i am satisfied that rebecca -- her leadership in the business and her standard of ethics, her standard of conduct throughout her career are very good. >> with big consumer company after big consumer company pulling their advertising from quoted news of the world," the commercial future -- from "news of the world," the commercial future was looking bleak. >> it is going to be investigated. there must be a full judicial inquiry. >> here is the other newspaper jewel acquired by rupert murdoch in 1969," the sun." could there be a sunday without a murdoch tabloid? unthinkable, surely. >> despite today's announcement, the fallout from the scandal seems to be far from over. scotland yard say they have identified 4000 possible hacking victims. an inquiry will start into possible wrongdoing by police officers. we have the latest on that part of the case. >> this famous newspaper titles may have been confined to history, but the scrutiny of its methods goes on. britain's most
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00am EDT
whether this case will proceed. >> if, and it is a big if, the case does collapse, what will dominique strauss-kahn do next? >> there is been a sensational reaction in france today. this is a nation that was angry about the way he was paraded in the initial stages. it was not just about his reputation. it was the reputation of the nation itself that was being questioned. they were angry about headlines in the american newspapers. people are talking about a premature way justice was delivered. we have heard from deputies in parliament -- it is my sense that there has been so much said that it would be unthinkable for him to stand as the next presidential candidate for the socialist. i where his support goes, some might be candidacy. the outcome could have big implications. >> we are falling big business stories today. 17 e.u. finance ministers went, whew -- we have some time. >> greece lived through with their promise that they would pass austerity measures. the eu finance ministers will be discussing the next bailout. this tide's greece over. they are held over until septembe
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Jul 1, 2011 7:00am EDT
big banks and insurers. nigel has the details. >> while greece counts the cost of its austerity measures, the lenders are on notice they also will have to shoulder some of the financial damage. the next bailout expects the biggest foreign holders, notably france and germany, the chip in by rolling over their loans. germany's institutions confirmed they will help to the tune of 3 billion euros. k chief has been working on a plan. >> we are taking the french bases of a model of building and modifications. we hope we will find a satisfactory solution for all the parties involved. >> this market watcher says the aim is to delay a greek default until europe can cope with the better. >> if there was a default, does it mean there will be a run on french banks or german banks will need to be recapitalized? the problem politicians have is they have to please the electorate at home. we have already seen it in finland -- government is getting voted out because the populations are unhappy having to put their hands in their pockets and having their taxes raised to pay for countries like gree
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00am EDT
. ceremonies were held from manhattan to nighing a ray falls. >> last-minute captures on the big day. same-sex couples sweltering in the heat. >> with the celebration comes spending. it's thought same-sex marriages will boost the country by $3 million over the next three years. a handful of states have legalized same-sex marriage and new york is the one that will draw in the crowds. a destination in its own right. -- in its own rite. >> mark mattias had his cupcakes at the ready. his customers in this predominantly gay area of manhattan are now planning their weddings. >> roughly 50% of our business is weddings and we're expecting a big boost in revenue due to same-sex couples's weddings. >> the federal government here doesn't recognize these weddings. >> if one of us should pass away, the other cannot get social security and with regard to finances and taxes, we're not just treated the same as a heterosexual coup. >> whatever the picture at the national level, new york is welcoming same-sex couples with open arms, and after years of waiting, newlyweds are ready to throw the ultimate party
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
evidence was there, he just did not want to use a file to investigate it. >> how big a day is this today? >> it is a big day for parliament to make sure they can answer the questions. powerand get subpoena back in the committees. >> all things were joining us. -- thanks for joining us. [unintelligible] these pictures have come in the last hour or so. a public-relations company has been brought into news corp. is helping murdock prepare for this. it seems to have changed their approach. from rupert murdoch said there were only minor problems and told this to american news -- newspapers. but in britain, he apologized to the british public for the hacking scandal. the real question is what will be amended in a select committee today on questions on whether or not there was a cover-up. this has shaken many of the foundations of the british political scale. >> four decades, -- for decades, rupert murdoch has towered over britain's. but what will remain of him? has this shifted the balance between politicians and media in britain? >> the relationship became too close. we all want the sup
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Jul 22, 2011 12:30am PDT
president campaigned in one city this week. what is at stake for him? >> that is right. the big jet -- the big government juggernaut, if you like. he is responding to the intense wave of international criticism being directed at the country at the moment. the u.s. congressional committee is voting that aid will be cut off to sri lanka unless they show a move away from wartime atrocities. ofy're putting a lot resources into this. >> two opposition groups have claimed harassment by the ruling party, which it denies. it will these elections be free and fair? >> that is a big question about that political -- about that. proper transport is not been provided to voters to go to the polls. there are huge rural areas with no transport whatsoever. refugees returning and trying to rebuild their lives, they may not be able to vote. there have been some nasty incidents reported also. a main -- a main group in the north, the tamela alliance, some have said there has been intimidation. a dog was decapitated and its head was left on the gate of one of the candidates, allegedly. the government denies any
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Jul 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
markets. >> europe's leaders know they have to get over big political differences if the greek problem is to be solved. >> leaders have to raise above their domestic political agenda, and they will. proposals of the euro group on measures that will risk contagion in your area are you are intelligently needed. >> the fact they are still talking about proposals is surely alarming. this crisis is 18 months old now and investors may be losing patience. matthew price, "bbc news," brussels. >> feels like everyone is losing patience. the ireland situation, junk bond status according to moody. >> yes. the credit rating is now down junk status and by doing these cuts, moody's is doing -- showing that they need to agree and bring in a proper fix for this debt crisis, but it also raise this is discrepancy among the rating agencies. stacey dugard and fitch have ireland raised three notches above jupping status and moody's not only did they downgrade them to junk status but said there could be further doubts come. but the problem for poor ireland, they'll likely be forced to get rid of those bonds,
WETA
Jul 20, 2011 6:07pm EDT
sarkozy met to talk with angela merkel. they are the big piece of the eurozone, but they have struggled to agree. they have wrestled with two challenges. greece needs new funding of well over 110 billion euros. the first rescue last year only increase in debt to 350 billion heroes. that is heading to an extraordinary 170% of gdp. the leaders are likely to agree to make greece cost debt more bearable, but angela merkel is under pressure not to bankroll greece further. wexne>> the rating goes the wayo save countries that pencan be saved. >> increase, another violent protests. it is precisely what irritates german taxpayers, so the german chancellor has insisted the private sector contribute to a new bailout and take some new loss those and reduce greece's death. -- debt. >> the issue is whether this will be achieved now or at a later time. it seems now we will not have an ultimate decision on greek death. >> if the banks to except losses, it will unsettle markets further. another thing is italy. if the eurozone struggles to solve the greece's problems, they may debate how italy can handle it
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Jul 12, 2011 2:30pm PDT
. that created problems for him. >> this is for the big attacks, like suicide attacks. are two major suicide attacks on me -- on my office -- there were two major suicide attacks me -oe -- on my office. >> are they still happening? >> taliban pou >> he came under fire from his allies -- taliban. >> he came under fire from his allies, too. there are reports that you support the taliban. >> that is in the past. >> never he did, -- whatever he did, ahmad wali was the point man for the allied forces. >> for more on the power vacuum the assassination leaves, i am joined by david ignatius. thank you for joining us. with ahmad wali karzai gone, who will fill his shoes? >> we do not know yet. the key strong man in this area of kandahar has been ahmad wali karzai. he said that wali karzai, who has been such a problem for the u.s. and coalition -- a corrupt or lower, -- corrup warlord -t d -- with him gone, they will look for somebody else, but it is not likely they can fill the role quickly. >> why did he say they worked too closely -- he worked to closely with the taliban? >> we do not know
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Jul 21, 2011 2:30pm PDT
, they say they have started it out. but it remains to be seen whether there will be a big enough reduction in great that for that to happen, and whether they have managed to build a fire wall around greece. >> do you think this deal is just another sticking plaster? >> i think it will be difficult for this deal completely to save greece. it is not clear, because we are not seeing all the details. the reduction in debt that private debt holders are expected to take is not that big. it is a reduction of 20% in the net present value. unless the official debt is good to come in with gigantic amounts of money -- greece is going to still have a giant debt burden. it is difficult because the greek growth rate is not high and the government has trouble collecting taxes. unless greece suddenly becomes much more productive and competitive, it is likely they will have to come back and do another debt reduction further down . >> is this bailout ultimately political by leaders who want to save the eurozone, red and economic? >> when it comes to saving the eurozone, the two are intertwined. yo
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. huerta you think this contagion is going to spread? >> italy and spain are the big ones. it is impossible for the rest of the euro zone. it is too big. you would have to end up with the european central bank owning an enormous chunk. it becomes really serious. that looks like possibilities. the euro zone is running a out of countries to finance. >> turning to this country, here in the states, congress has its own budget crisis. if it does, what impact is the point to have on world markets? it is ironic that the u.s. is the most creditworthy countries in the world. that is almost voluntarily, the cutting default when it does the have to. if it did, that would create chaos throughout the global financial system. >> thank you very much for joining us. you are watching "bbc world news america." rare world elements are rare. u.s. is seeking a production into high gear. in moscow today, the celebrations were under way for the anniversary of the cathedral. on the edge of rex -- that of red square, it has then restored to its glory. >> the unique, st. basil's cathedral. bill during the era of iva
WETA
Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm EDT
without leaving facebook. this is big for facebook. this is not so revolutionary for the users. >> are these the kind people that actually want to have video chat and video conferences? i thought that was more of a work scenario. >> with any audience, this kind of a video chat behavior is for the minority of your interactions because if you are in a certain place, once you introduce visual and audio cues, you have to have a controlled environment. i cannot have a video chat with you while i'm on the bus. this is by definition a rich interface for a minority of your communications. nonetheless, they spoke with like this to happen within facebook and not have you leave facebook and have you use your skype program. >> one thing that seems to be clear is that the business side, this comes in the same week that google has announced its social network is try to take on facebook as well. who was winning that battle? >> if you measure this on sheer numbers, no one touches facebook. during the announcement, they mentioned they have 750 million users. that is a big jump from the last tim
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Jul 25, 2011 2:30pm PDT
also come out a big winner. the family of the british singer has thank herwinehouse fans -- has thanked her fans. >> flowers and a tribute. many around here had met her out and about in camden. >> so sad. >> a multimillion-dollar selling artist, it winner of five grammy awards, she had had lunch with her mother, janice, on thursday. have, janice and amy's dad come to the shrine. >> it is making it a lot easier for us. i knew this was about one thing, and that was love. >> among the group, her manager, her boyfriend, those that had lived with the ups and downs, the successes and addictions, but this was unexpected. this was a -- there had been no signs of crisis. she had been seen by a doctor on friday night. the last person to speak to her was a security guard on saturday morning. saturday afternoon, they were unable to wake her. today's post mortem was inconclusive. more tests were needed. but hers -- her friend russell brand said he had long feared the worst as his wife, kate. , explained. >> when you know someone who is dealing with addiction, you dread that phone call. >> it
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Jul 12, 2011 12:30am PDT
has very little political leverage over presidents assad. protestors and syria made a big difference last week when he went to the city of hama during mass demonstrations there. he used human shields according to some, and triggered the embassy attack. >> secretary clinton's message was the strongest by far but that the united states has sent, but it still fell short of calling him to step down. it is a constellate very difficult to get out of. president assad must know that the president -- that the united states will be wary of him in syria. >> the scale of the uk phone hacking scandal is enhanced by new evidence that shows that security for queen elizabeth and other members of the royal family has been put risk. if the bbc has learned that according to company e-mails, the news of the work was paying of royal protection officer for information. there was a director of royal contacts, including royal household staff. four other developments, they tried to obtain details of the former prime minister gordon brown's finances, and that the newspaper tried to access medical information
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
are being drawn up for big cuts across the organization which will mean more job losses and possibly more strikes. jim buchanan, "bbc news." >> you're watching "bbc news." our main headline in this hour, a little controversy over the phone hacking scandal. two key executives of rupert murdoch's empire have resigned. at least 32 protestors have been killed during demonstrations against president assad. >> 15 million pounds have been raised for victims of the worst drought in east africa for decades. but the disaster emergency committee says it's not enough to help the 10 million people who are fighting famine and disease. our correspondent has been traveling through some of the worst affected area from north eastern kenya from where he reports. >> this is north eastern kenya, one of the poorest part of the country, the landscape parched, the lives of its people blighted by drought. in one hospital in the district of hobaswain we found three-month old umi. she weighs barely less than a bag of sugar. less than the weight of a healthy children. umi was weak at birth. >> my daughter is al
WHUT
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
needs to be a way of shoring up public confidence in the police. as you mentioned, it is a very big year ahead for them. been paul season son has regarded as a tremendous trusted figure, yet he was seemed to have had minor offenses. >> he would say he has done nothing wrong but the problem for him and his deputy is this sort of growing perception that scotland yards had a cozy relationship with news international. both men are hoping when the inquiry happens they are vend indicated. but it was pretty clear yesterday and the day before that the politicians, their patience snapped with the police because they felt they had not been given the true picture of links between news international and the police. >> and sir paul season son and his resignation made a very barbed reference to the prime minister. how worried is the government about what could come out of these hearings which will go on about another hour and a half. they are liberated. until now they had to worry about their careers. now they don't. that is dangerous for david cameron because they may feel where they canum say what t
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Jul 6, 2011 5:30pm EDT
is big for facebook. i do not know it is revolutionary for the user. >> all the people using facebook -- i understand a lot of people are deciding they do not want to use facebook. do they want to have a chat and video conferences? i thought that was more of their work scenario. >> with this audience, with any audience, this kind of video chat behavior is for the minority of your interactions. if you are in a certain place, once you introduce visual and audio cues, you have to have a controlled environment. i cannot do a video chat with you while i am on the bus going to work. that is complicated. i can always do a text chat. this is a rich interface for a minority of your communications. but facebook once those to happen within facebook, and not have you leave to use your skype program. >> i think i understand the technical side of this. one thing that seems to be clear from the business side is it comes in the same week that google announced its social network. it is trying to take on facebook as well. who is winning that battle? >> it depends how you measure it. on sheer n
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Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm EDT
sleeping and heard a big sound. >> i suddenly heard a strange sound, like a large trade explosion sound, so i walked outside. -- like a large trade explosion. -- train explosion. >> they are calling it the worst rain in a century. hundreds of thousands -- hundreds of houses flooded. rhodes often impossible to accept with the health of rescue teams -- roads often impossible to pass except with the help of rescue teams. lucy williamson, bbc news, seoul, korea. >> tomorrow in london, more than 1000 british veterans who were exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950's and lost their case for damages will be hoping the supreme court will give them permission to appeal. the elderly veterans believe there ill health is due to exposure during the tests, but the ministry of defence has contested that claims since 2004. our correspondent reports. >> not until 10 seconds and could anybody in look. so intense was the man made sun that people miles away with their back turns and hands over their eyes are aware of its fantastic brilliance. >> basically, we had no protection, no warning. nothing at all. all
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
meet with angela merkel. they are the two big beasts of the eurozone but they have struggled to agree. they are wrestling with a key challenges, are arranging a second bailout for greece and bringing down its debt. greece needs in new funding of well over 110 billion euros. the first rescue only increased their debt to 350 billion euros. that is 170% of gdp. the two leaders are likely to agree to make the debt more bearable perhaps by laurie the interest rates. -- lowering the interest rates. >> a great amount of the german money goes to say the countries that can be saved. that is contrary to what germany wants. >> many german taxpayers are irritated. this time around, the german chancellor has insisted that the private sector contribute to a new bailout and take some losses and reduce creases debt. -- reduce greece's debt. >> the issue is whether this will be achieved now or at a later point and time. now, we're still muddling through and we will not have a decision. >> in any event, if the banks except losses, a default might be declared and settle in the markets further. --
WETA
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm EDT
fetched. the big guns of the socialist party have that out today in force. we have had the former prime minister say that he could win the presidency if they could get him out of court. we don't know how and when they will free him. this is an extraordinary turn in development. the will put their name forward for next year. i think that most critics who were watching thought it was an uninspiring list of performances. they did not have the killer instinct that dominique strauss- kahn has, the persona, the international standing. if he could be rehabilitated, he is worth the gamble. >> the french public for fear is about the way he was treated early on. >> not just with the american justice system but with the way the american media treated it. some of the headlines read, "frog-legs it." many people thought this was some sort of plot to bring down the leading socialist candidate. there are a good many people here who are pleased with the outcome of this and that has been echoed by the socialist party. there are many people are appalled and it is noticeable that many women have come forwa
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Jul 28, 2011 4:00pm PDT
states. in australia, we're dealing with a multispeed or patch work economy where the big mining states of western australia and the northern territory are booming ahead and it's been described as a scenario that's been akin to the gold rush of the 18 50's, but here on the east coast in new south wales and queensland, times are very tough economically. retail sales are down -- >> peter, i'm so sorry but i have to stop you there. we're out of time. thank you very much for joining us from sydney. now to the u.k. where there are further allegations in the phone hacking scandal which has rocked the murdoch media empire. police have told the mother of a child that she was on the list of people whose phone may have been hacked. notes of her phone number was on an investigate's notes. the bbc's report. >> perhaps it seemed this astonishing affair no longer had the reputation to shock. but the mother who worked alongside the news of the world alongside its former editor was all along one of its victims. sarah payne's charity was contacted last night to be told her details were in the notebooks
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Jul 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
the vacuum? >> these are big losses for our country, but there are many other figures that are serving this country. we have replaced many in the past, as well. unfortunately, this is another sacrifice, but we will continue to sacrifice and we will also defeat them. our forces will be more trade in the future to spoil these kinds of attacks. >> thank you very much. this happened at an important time in afghanistan during the transition to afghan security forces taking place in kandahar. it is picking up pace. >> thank you very much. still to come on gmt -- the countdown begins. >> with just one year until the opening ceremony of the london 2012 the olympic games, we will be speaking to not one but two olympic gold medalists. >> catholics in the vatican say ireland's prime minister was right to speak out about the child sex abuse scandal. criticism of the church's role in covering up sex abuse. >> the vatican is preparing an official reply to outspoken criticism of the church's handling of the sex abuse allegations as recently as 2009 a new irish government report. the news hit
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Jul 21, 2011 4:00pm PDT
those. >> of the picture is complicated. >> it is not as big as a risk associated with drinking alcohol or being overweight which are things you can do something about. >> of this study adds to their understanding. >> now to the phone hacking scandal which rocked the british establishment have led to an fbi investigation. senior former employees have accused james murdock of being mistaken in one of his answers to the select committee of parliament earlier this week. rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince that was the largest share of the company outside of the murdoch family voiced his support. nick, tell us, news corp shares are up for the first time in about two weeks. but the independent directors have hired their own lawyer. or why? >> we are getting mixed signals from the board. they have hired lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against maybe their own exposure. there have also been some reports that some of the more independent directors are thinking about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title of ceo at the company. this is a board that he co
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
benefit from this, but i think they've taken such a big hit already, it probably won't make that much difference to the public standing, the public in which they find themselves. >> so what do you think really was the overriding factor here? is it a moral decision, media decision, or business decision? >> well, it's obviously a business decision, clearly. but i think other things come into it, and we don't know, we can't be party to the discussions and internal investigations that have gone on. she was editor of "news of the world" during the period in which some of the worst examples of hacking, the hacking into milly dowler, the 7/7 bomb victims' phones, and in view of that, that revelation itself should have led to her resignation. it's possible she's resigned a couple of times, it's been rejected, and finally, perhaps on the third occasion, murdoch and his advisors decided, ok, fair enough, it's time she went. >> it's strange, though, isn't it? just a few days ago, speaking to "news of the world" journalists, she said they would understand why the newspaper had to close, beca
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Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
believed the bigger the government, the smaller the people. and right now we've got a government so big and so expensive it's zapping the drive out of our people and keeping our country from running at full capacity. the solution to this crisis is not complicated. if you're spending more money than you're taking in, you need to spend less of it. there is no symptom of big government more menacing than our debt. when it gets gripped and we liberate our economy and our future. we're up to the task. and i hope president obama will join us in this work. god bless you and your family, and god bless the united states of america. >> the house of representatives speaker there, john boehner, saying it's significant cuts and reforms that are needed to help the u.s. economy. and this is not debates or differences between congress and the white house but is more about american people and the future they seek for themselves and their families. let's return to mark who has been listening to that. sorry to interrupt you earlier but we wanted to hear what john boehner was saying and almost at times was
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Jul 15, 2011 2:30pm PDT
europe, and a big drop in the value of government debt. the test did not consider the impact of a sovereign default. investors widely expect greece to default on its debt at some point in the future. against those scenarios, the banks have to show how much money or spare capital they have to withstand any losses. >> they still do not fully reflect what the market is saying today about the worst case for greek debt and possibly italian debt. they are better and tougher. the question is whether they are tough enough. >> eight banks have failed the test. five are from spain, two are from greece. there's also an austrian bank. they will be working with the government over the weekend on plans to strengthen their balance sheets. all four u.k. banks were given a clean bill of health. investors will be going over the details released today to run their own stress tests. they will give their verdict on monday morning when european markets open for business. >> europe is hardly alone in trying to get their financial house in order. today president obama said that time was running out to re
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
speaking tubes in a big house. oh, right, the phone. so when somebody wanted to attract your attention upstairs, they would blow in the bottom end, and it would sound the whistle upstairs. they weren't for blowing into directly. a lot of people think they're actually whistles, but it was for attracting attention through a house. i call that one the "iron man" or "outward bound." what does that do? it's like a train whistle. i think that's it. we can't go any further; you've got too much. you're obsessive, aren't you? yes. they are a fantastic group. it belonged to my husband's great-aunt, and she travelled a lot. we think it might be indian but we're not at all sure. i can see exactly why you'd be thinking in terms of indian. you do get very much this sort of decoration appearing and, again, filigree work is a feature to be found there. what you've actually got is a travelling set. so the spoon, fork, and the knife. date wise... we're looking at about 1670. the spoon, with the sections cut at the top, that's known as the triffid form of spoon. now, that, as a design, started
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Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. a delegation representing the u.s. another big donors came to see what needs to be done to prevent this refugee emergency turning into a disaster. >> the main key right now is to focus on the humanitarian side. we are in very deep need of better 10th facilities, better health facilities as well. it is absolutely a top priority, and the death rate we are seeing here is staggering. >> if the influx of somali refugees continues or becomes even bigger, the plan is to turn this area into the next refugee camp. it could be needed in just a matter of weeks. no wonder that everyone agrees that the emergency operation needs to be ramped up considerably. in the latest batch of refugees across the border, a greater number of the elderly and infirm. caring for them is adding to the complexity of this crisis. >> you are watching newsday on the bbc live from singapore and london. still to come, the latest from northern ireland, where police officers are trying to restore order after riots broke out in belfast. >> rejecting claims of buying his way to host the world football cup in 2022. thousand
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Jul 26, 2011 6:30pm EDT
big difference in appearance. also, if we just swirl the wind around in the glass, we can seem that the chateaux du camp clings. this is more gooseberries. it is generally lighter. >> you can tell that is more expensive? >> it is all about concentration. >> but would you buy such an expensive bottle? >> no. no, certainly not. >> not to drink. no way. >> the thank you very much, indeed. >> the new owner says he broke open a bottle to celebrate the anniversary. at around 10,000 pounds per glass, let's hope it does not disappoint. bbc news in central london. >> i am hoping it is still cocktail hour. maybe it is happy hour. in any event, it brings us to the end of today's broadcast, but remember, you can always get constant updates on our website, and check out our facebook page at facebook.com/bbcworldnews. for all of us, thank you for watching. we will see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank ha
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Jul 22, 2011 5:30pm EDT
like this, no. i have seen last sites before and this is really, really big. and the fact that it can have so much for the nation behind it is quite unbelievable. -- coordination behind it is quite unbelievable. >> al-shabab says there is no famine in the country and accuses the u.n. of examined -- a guy during the drive for political reasons. aid agencies remain in place. caroline hawley reports. you may find some of these images distressing. >> the refugee camps in kenya. the body of a charm lies next to those still struggling for life. -- of a child lies next to those still struggling for life. a combination of war and drought has created a devastating emergency, displacing huge numbers of somalis with in their own country, too. the capital, mogadishu, is not safe. it is still a magnet for people in need. >> she is 80 years old and she is taking care of five children. she is the grandmother. the father and mother died because of disease. >> the hardline islamic group al-shabab has links to al qaeda and is fighting the western government of somalia. the government is in control of o
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Jul 27, 2011 6:30pm EDT
time when i heard a big bang sound, and then the roof collapsed. >> i suddenly heard a strange sound, like a large train explosion sound, so i walked outside, and i heard someone screaming for help and saudi cabin being swept away. >> they are calling it the worst rain in this century. hundreds of house is flooded. more dead, more missing, and roads are impassable, except with the help of rescue teams and rove's. this has taken many people by surprise. 40 centimeters of rain in just one day, and another 25 centimeters to come. linzy williamson, bbc news, seoul, korea. -- lucie williamson. >> tomorrow in london, more than 1000 british veterans who were exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950's and lost their case for damages will be hoping the supreme court will give them permission to appeal. the elderly veterans believe there ill health is due to their exposure during the tests, but the ministry of defence has contested their claims since 2004. caroline reports. >> not until 10 seconds after the blast make anyone look. so intense is this man made sun that people 10 miles away with th
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
a lead up to such a big attack as we have seen today. there is one man arrested and the police cannot say just yet if there are other people involved, but it is difficult to see how one man on the good cause so much devastation. >> the attacks were definitely targeted against political power in norway. any idea as to why? >> not for the moment. this is obviously a norwegian man. previous speculation were more surrounding that norway is involved in afghanistan and libya at the moment, but we do not know whether this has anything to do with these incidents today. this was the labor party youth camp that is held on the island every year. the prime minister is the head of the labor party here in norway. it seemed very targeted toward the government and toward maybe the party -- that party especially, without knowing exactly why that party has been targeted. >> thank you. and for more on who may have been behind this -- these attacks, you can -- let's go to frank gardner in london. what is your analysis based on the information we have so far? >> i have to say the right now it is lo
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Jul 19, 2011 2:30pm PDT
? >> i think that that is a big if at this point but there are a lot of questions. i think the employees at news corp. media properties are nervous, shareholders are nervous. there are questions about what this means for the future of the company. a lot of questions i am hearing is where is the push stock -- the push back on rupert murdoch? shareholders have said this is like a family business, this is a public business. there needs to be strong vertex in place to make sure whether it is an independent board of directors, someone comes in and challenges rupert murdoch on some of these issues going forward. -- there needs to be some strong checks in place. i think that investors want to see that. >> thank you for joining us. president obama said that negotiations over the debt ceiling have reached the 11th hour. in a statement, he praised a new proposal that would cut 4 trillion dollars in the debt over 10 years through a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. israeli forces have stopped a french-flagged boat going toward the gaza strip in an attempt to break the blockade. the
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Jul 4, 2011 4:00pm PDT
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Jul 25, 2011 5:00am EDT
is to investigate them. >> the police are trained to handle this, but this is so big and it was so many youngsters that was killed, so i think it's very difficult that they are taking care of each other, they are talking, debriefing every night, and we'll manage. >> despite admitting the attacks, anders breivik is expected to deny criminal responsibility when he appears in court. the stunned nation will be listening closely to his every word. >> well, we're just going to bring some pictures that have come in to us from norway that were taken just a few minutes after the actual attack, the bomb blast that hit oslo, and these are -- these are live pictures we're bringing you. first of all, they came to us from norway of people scattered, it looks like, in remembrance in the country. well, let's speak now to the former prime minister of the country, now the secretary general of the council of europe. thanks very much indeed for joining us. first of all, your report on this attack, so many young people, innocent people killed in this way. >> yes, it's getting worse and worse for us to
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Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. getting his tradpain treated properly has made a big difference for both of them. >> his mood has changed. i never knew how he would be hour.our to ou >> the study today is prompting experts to urge doctors everywhere to consider whether a simple painkillers may be a better solution. ♪ >> in haiti, it has been a year and have since the devastating earthquake killed more than 250,000 people and destroyed the capital. 600,000 people still live in settlement camps. many face a daily struggle for survival. he tells the story in his new book. for three decades, he has worked to help the people of the island nation. he recently joined me from new york to discuss their current plight. thank you for joining us. you have been a champion for haiti for many years, long before the earthquake happened. you describe in your latest book the resilience and suffering of the people. what is the situation now a? what should be happening? >> the situation in haiti remains difficult. we're in the midst of and maybe in the early stages of a cholera epidemic. it is related to the earthquake and destru
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
likely to discuss italy. italy is becoming a big worry. the interest rates italians have to pay soared. the 5.5%ly short of mark, where it starts to put pressure on the economy. also, the market's focus on the u.s. debt worries. they have not reached an agreement. have until the beginning of august when the u.s. economy runs out of money. >> $14.3 trillion. >> unbelievable. >> thank you. we want to hear what you think. get in touch with us at gmt. you can do that via our website, bbc.com/news. you can also learn more about how we put the program together. you'll also find links to our facebook and twitter pages. our top story -- a series of huge explosions have torn through the main greek naval base in cyprus, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 30. the blast at zygi was triggered by a fire at a munitions storage. the impact of the blast was felt more than 3 kilometers away. that is all for the moment. stay with us on "bbc world news." there is more to come. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
dust as big as 80 kilometers wide in some areas. you can see it engulfing the city and causing havoc particularly foral flights. -- particularly for flights. going across much of the south western area. this ising? which can go from mid june right through september. that's the monsoon season itself. so more of this can be expected. but pretty extraordinary pictures coming in there. all sorts of things being brought down. among them, electricity wires, cables, you name it. it's quite a mess. right there in phoenix. >> now venezuelan president hugo chavez has leaders traveling to the area for the bicentennial celebration and using it as an opportunity to show support for hugo chavez from his cancer treatment. >> and prosecutors say the 25-year-old casey anthony smothered her daughter. first she said her child was kidnapped by a nanny then said she drowned in the swimming pool. the jury cleared her of the most serious charges. >> and barack obama says he wants to raise the credit limit and they have a limited time to prevent a u.s. from defaulting. >> now for some of us packing a suitca
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Jul 2, 2011 12:30am PDT
. watching on big screen, the residents of the principality voiced their approval. it is on tuesday newspapers reported rumors miss whitstock, a south african, had fled monaco for nis airport with a one-way ticket for johannesburg. the palace dismissed the story as ugly rumors prompted only by jealousy. the last time monaco experienced an occasion like this was in 1956 when his father, prince renier, married the hollywood actress grace kelly. some believed ail ber, the prince, with a playbay reputation would never settle down. after the rumors of the past few days, there's a general feeling of satisfaction in monaco their reigning prince is at last a married man. ♪ >> and congratulations to them. of course, much more on our website on all of our stories and, of course, don't forget can you follow us now on twitter. do have a look at that. have you been watching bbc news with me. thank you for watching. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and u
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Jul 23, 2011 12:30am PDT
no doubt. we see the connection. nobody doing any other kind of terrorism would connect this big bomb blast at the center of the political environment in norway and then go over to this island, which is a remote island, which you would have to know about, and then start killing people. it is so domestic, this terrorism. >> the question that the norwegian leader was meant to be at either one of these locations, i assume you believe this makes it a very politically motivated attack. >> absolutely. absolutely. al-qaeda terrorism would go to the mainframe station in oslo and blow that up. -- main train station in oslo and blow that up. this is so local, so norwegian, so to speak. we have our domestic terrorism now. >> that was a professor and terrorist expert. earlier, the norwegian prime minister, jens stoltenberg, delivered a somber statement about the attacks and called on norway to stand together in this time of crisis. >> we have all been shaken by the evil that struck us so brutally. this is an evening demanding a lot from all of us, and the days following will demand even more
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. watching on big screens, the residents. it is on tuesday that newspapers reported rumors that she had fled monaco for nice airport with a one-way ticket to johannesburg. the palace disrupted the stories as ugly rumors prompted only by jealousy. the last time monaco experienced an occasion like this was in 1956 when his father married the hollywood actress grace kelly. some believed albert, the prince with a playboy reputation, would never settle down. after the rumors the past few days, there's a general feeling of satisfaction in monaco that their reigning prince is at last a married man. >> now let's get a reminder of our main headline. a judge in new york has restricted the strict conditions posed on the former head of the i.m.f. dominic strauss kahn. much more on that, of course, on our website. you can also follow me on twitter and the rest of the team. you're watching "bbc news." >> check international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
afghanistan >>óqptf@& working together and do business together. $1.3 trillion economy is a big market for the utah and there lots of talk about investment opportunities during mrs. clinton's visit. >> you're watching "newsday." still to come on the program, the aid agency that had controversy by handing out less aid in uganda. >> and murdoch and sons prepare to answer questions about phone hacking corruption. we assess the future of news corp. south africans have celebrated former president's nelson mandela 93rd birthday. he spent the day with family in his home village where he was also visited by the president. millions of school children sang him a special birthday song before lessons began. >> smiling and surrounded by family members, these photos show mandiba as he is affectionately called with his family, three generations of them. the elderly statesman celebrated on monday with a party of school children at his home in his childhood village. [happy birthday to you ♪ >> across the country, school children sang a special version of the birthday song, happy birthday dada, mandiba. t
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Jul 14, 2011 6:30pm EDT
is 1.6 trillion pounds and officially gets into trouble, it is simply too big to be rescued. italy does have impressive designers and world famous brands. what this masks is low productivity and low growth. some of those who oppose today's austerity package fear that without growth, italy cannot escape its problems. >> we need to put the debt under control but this package is not enough and you cannot put that under control if you do not promote growth. we would be back to squre one. -- square one. >> most of the savings will not take effect until 2013. borrowing costs are close to being unsustainable. the austerity package comes here to italy's lower house tomorrow and it is expected to be passed. it is causing concern but the real focus remains away from here in greece and there are deep divisions about how to organize a second bailout for that country. >> of italy, the home of antiquity, facing many problems. no such concern for an antique manuscript written by jane austen. it sold for $1.50 million. we have more on "the watsons". >> an exit from the unfinished novel. describing
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Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
egyptians. could the charity provided by one party give it a big advantage when it comes to election time? thousands of mourners have flocked to the eastern bosnian town to mark the 16th anniversary of the massacre were 8000 bosnian men and boys were killed. them 16 years on, the pain is just as raw. a mother overwhelmed by anguished at finding the remains of her son. it we will pelvic bones and the fragments of his lower jaw that -- was all that could be recovered. at 29 years old, he was one of those killed back in 1995. today, just another green the coffin lowered into the ground. over 600 were buried on this anniversary, identified through dna analysis. statistics perhaps, but for those grieving, sons, fathers, husbands. it was the worst atrocity in europe since the second world war. thousands of bosnian muslims had grounded into the united nations safe haven as the war raged on, but the dutch troops were easily overrun. the men and boys were led off to be slaughtered. around 8000 of them within the space of five days. it is the only part of the balkan wars to be labeled genocide. the
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Jul 5, 2011 12:30am PDT
a big step towards bringing the crisis under control. the operations carried on for months to try to stop the reactors overheating. the facility is awash with water and they have 100,000 tons or more to deal with. this will take a very long time. >> thank you. the duke and duchess of cambridge are visiting prince edward island, the smallest province of canada. >> unsurprisingly, on an island named after queen victoria's father, this is a place that is keen on all things royal. unfortunately, not many royals get here. today, the island hit the jackpot when the most sought after royals in the world did not just come through town, they rode through. they got out of the carriage for a walkabout. al stretch chance by the score. by now, the island was feeling the effects of being on the atlantic coast. a good morning for lieutenant of the raf to demonstrate his fine skills. the canadiens have a special technique for search and rescue. they land the helicopter on the water. the approach was steady and then splashdown. sighs of relief all around. at this rate, one wonders what the duke of ca
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